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Chlorotame 50mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Chlorotame 50mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat various disorders such as schizophrenia and other psychoses like paranoia (delusions and feeling extremely worried or nervous), mania (overactive behavior), anxiety, agitation, and dangerously impulsive behavior.

Chlorotame 50mg Tablet is also used for controlling intractable hiccups, feeling or being sick (nausea), and autism (learning and communication difficulties). This medicine belongs to a group of drugs known as phenothiazines, which act on the central nervous system. It alters the thoughts and elevates the mood, improving the person’s ability to think, feel and behave.

Chlorotame 50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time each day. Take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include dry mouth, abnormality of voluntary movements, urinary retention, constipation, and muscle rigidity. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine can lead to weight gain, have a healthy balanced diet and exercise regularly.

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any liver disease, thyroid or kidney disease, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, or any heart disease. If you are diabetic, it is important to monitor your blood glucose regularly while taking this medicine.

Uses of Chlorotame Tablet

Side effects of Chlorotame Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Chlorotame

  • Sleepiness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Abnormality of voluntary movements
  • Weight gain
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Urinary retention
  • Constipation
  • Muscle stiffness

How to use Chlorotame Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Chlorotame 50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Chlorotame Tablet works

Chlorotame 50mg Tablet is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Chlorotame 50mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Chlorotame 50mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Chlorotame 50mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
If the Chlorotame 50mg Tablet is given, monitor the baby for excessive sleepiness during breastfeeding.
Driving
UNSAFE
Chlorotame 50mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Chlorotame 50mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Chlorotame 50mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. A close monitoring is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Chlorotame 50mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Take it at night to avoid feeling sleepy during the day.
  • Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Chlorotame 50mg Tablet affects you.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking Chlorotame 50mg Tablet as it can cause serious breathing problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice involuntary muscle movements.
  • Monitor your weight during the treatment as Chlorotame 50mg Tablet can cause weight gain.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenothiazine Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. Is Chlorotame 50mg Tablet a benzodiazepine/sleeping tablet?

Chlorotame 50mg Tablet is not a benzodiazepine. It belongs to a class of medicines called phenothiazine antipsychotics. Chlorotame 50mg Tablet should not be used as a sleeping tablet

Q. Is it good for anxiety?

It is used in patients with schizophrenia but it relieves anxiety too at certain levels

Q. Is Chlorotame 50mg Tablet a controlled substance/narcotic?

No. Chlorotame 50mg Tablet is not a controlled substance/ narcotic. However, it can be purchased only after producing a doctor's prescription

Q. Does Chlorotame 50mg Tablet cause weight gain/sleepiness/euphoric (high)?

Yes, Chlorotame 50mg Tablet may cause weight gain and sleepiness

Q. Is it addictive?

Chlorpromazine does not have high addictive potential and a very little propensity for abuse for euphoria

Q. Does chlorpromazine decrease dopamine?

Chlorpromazine is dopamine receptor blocker so it decreases dopamine levels to calm the patients with schizophrenia

Q. Does Chlorotame 50mg Tablet help with opiate withdrawal?

It has been observed that Chlorotame 50mg Tablet helps in certain cases of opiate withdrawal. However, it is not widely used for this purpose. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.

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